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Buying a Used Car

Buying a car is a necessity for many, but it can also be a stressful and overwhelming process. Keep reading for some tips to keep in mind when buying a used car.

Can They Repossess My Car?

If a car buyer cannot make payments, the creditor may have the right to repossess and sell the car but must follow the purchase agreement and Iowa law.

Car Insurance

Know what kind of insurance you might need to own a car in Iowa.

Buying and Owning a Car

Before you start shopping for a used car, do some homework. It may save you serious money. Consider your driving habits, what the car will be used for, and your budget. Research models, options, costs, repair records, safety tests, and mileage — online and through libraries and book stores.

Buying a Used Vehicle? Don't Get Taken for a Ride!

Used vehicles are almost always a lot less expensive than buying new ones, but they can also involve some uncertainty. Spending a little time on research may save you money and future problems.

Car Titles

Motor vehicle certificates of title are very important documents that should be treated like a deed to real estate.

Consumer Protection Issues During COVID Pandemic

Information on scams, cars (payments and repossession), garnishment of wages & bank accounts, and credit reporting during COVID.

Consumer Scams and Traps

Be careful of car title loans.

How to Sell Your Vehicle in Iowa

Selling a vehicle can be simple. Before advertising the vehicle, make sure you understand state and federal requirements to avoid problems between you and the buyer.

Lemon Law

If you buy a new car that is always in the shop, it might be a lemon. Find out if your car qualifies as a lemon.

Licensing

Information on licensing your vehicle in Iowa

Protect Yourself with Affordable Car Insurance

Iowa drivers and owners of vehicles need to consider how damages will be covered if they are in an accident or if their car is damaged by hail, storm, or some other casualty. Here is a review of different kinds of insurance options available to Iowa drivers and owners for covering damages.

Salvage Vehicles

Is a salvage vehicle right for you?

Take the Scare Out of Auto Repair

Here are some things consumers can do to reassure themselves -- and protect themselves against being cheated in auto repairs.

Towed Cars

Answers to some questions people usually have when their car has been towed.

Used Cars - Information from the Federal Trade Commission

An overview from the Federal Trade Commission of what's involved in buying a used car.

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